Sunday, June 24, 2012
A Plain Death by Amanda Flower
Chloe is moving to a small Amish community to work as the manager of the computer security department for a small college. She's very thankful for the job and only plans to stay for two years and move on to something better. She sure never expected to get involved in murder...
B & H Publishing Group and Net Galley gave me the opportunity to read this ebook for review (thank you). It will be published on the first of July, so add it to your TBR list and get ready to read another Amish mystery that is well written and interesting. This is the beginning of a new series: Appleseed Creek Mystery #1.
As Chloe is driving into town and looking for her rental, she comes across a young Amish woman walking by the side of the road and being harrassed by two men in a green pickup. She intervenes and picks up Becky to save her from danger. She didn't expect Becky to move in with her. Of course, she might never have gotten to know Tim, Becky's older brother, if she didn't have Becky living with her, so it wasn't all bad.
Chloe's problems start when Becky borrows her car and has an awful accident, killing the Bishop. Becky didn't have a license, she said the brakes failed, everyone was angry at Chloe for not maintaining her car, and then it gets worse. The brakeline was cut and it was no accident.
I like the Amish touch, the mystery was a good one, and there is a romance budding between Chloe and Tim. While this mystery may have been solved, the Deacon is still very angry with Chloe and he's a danger to her because he can hurt Tim and Becky's family through Amish traditions and beliefs. I think the next book in the series will be even more interesting. I'll be watching for it.